Arshad Warsi will join Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon in the upcoming action-comedy Bachchan Pandey. The comedy film will see Akshay play a gangster who wants to become an actor while Kriti is a journalist who dreams of becoming a director. Arshad will play a friend and member of Akshay’s gang.
Trade analyst and film critic, Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the news of Arshad’s involvement in the project. He also announced that Bachchan Pandey will the floors in January 2021 and will continue till March in Jaisalmer. He also shared character details about the actors.
AKSHAY KUMAR - ARSHAD WARSI... #AkshayKumar and #ArshadWarsi teamed for the first time for action-comedy #BachchanPandey... Costars #KritiSanon... Shoot begins Jan 2021 in #Jaisalmer... Will continue till March 2021... Directed by #FarhadSamji... Produced by #SajidNadiadwala. pic.twitter.com/UpE2yPBClm
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 28, 2020
A leading tabloid quoted a source that said, “The makers were looking for someone who could match Akshay’s comic timing and they narrowed down on Arshad who, over the years, has aced this space. It’s a first time pairing for the actors. His (Arshad) track is integral to the narrative, with multiple shades and a special look.” Reportedly, another actress is yet to be signed for the film.
Interestingly, both Arshad and Akshay have been a part of the Jolly LLB franchise, playing Jolly in part one and two respectively. Bachchan Pandey is being directed by Farhad Samji and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
(Source: Twitter/Mumbai Mirror)